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have serious questions about the obama administration's legal justification for targeting killing of americans. the white house has responded tonight. our big panel tackles the issue, and we'll have the latest. >>> karl rove is running cover for mitch mcconnell by going after ashley judd in a new commercial? tonight we have ashley judd's response to turd blossom. >>> and a brand-new to tack on to hillary clinton from our friends across the street. it will make your jaw drop, friend. you can listen to my radio on sirius xm radio monday through friday from noon to 3:00 p.m. slayer your thoughts on facebook and on twitter. we are coming right back. toured. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." thanks for staying with us tonight. marco rubio has been picked by republicans to deliver the republican response to the president's state of the union address next tuesday. for rubio, being selected to give the speech is the only endorsement he has gotten from the republican friends lately. you can say senator rubio is the unofficial immigration czar for the republican party. as we've told you, r
little problem he had. the fox news called it, ohio had voted for obama this past november. >> do you believe that ohio has been settled? >> no, i don't. >> it may be that barack obama wins the state. but it seems to me that u you know, you've got a lot of votes yet to cast. >> well, in an attempt to convince rove he was gone, called fox news hoesz megan kelly took an on-camera walk to the fox decision desz k. >> we'll do a little interrogation and see if they standby their call. notwithstanding the doubt that karl rove is attempting to place. keep coming. here we go. this is the decision desk. now we're in the heart of the decision desk room. you tell me whether you standby your call at ohio given the doubts that karl rove just raised. >> we're actually quite comfortable with the call in ohio. >> my god, there you have karl rove who has ridiculously put himself to the hard right, a fox, saying fox makes the call as good people across the country at the time and he says i don't like that. what's the matter with you guys? >> other than everything that was on msnbc and nbc, that was my
, the dow gained three-quarters of a percent, and so did the nasdaq. the obama administration announced new rules today for contraceptive coverage under the affordable care act. faith-based non-profits, like hospitals and universities, would be allowed to issue health insurance without providing coverage for contraceptives. however, employees and students would be able to obtain a separate policy at no cost to the employer. more than 45 federal lawsuits have been filed challenging the contraceptive coverage requirement, claiming the mandate violates religious beliefs. protesters across egypt defied curfews to chant against the rule of egyptian president mohammed morsi. the protests cap a week of political rioting that left up to 60 people dead. and tonight, some of the protests reached the doorstep of the president in cairo. demonstrators hurled objects, including firebombs, over the wall of the presidential palace. morsi was not inside. opposition parties called the protests in an attempt to win concessions from the president. in pakistan, a suicide bomber attacked a shiite mosque, killing
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of himself, and he's not afraid to do the right thing. like when he worked directly with president obama in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. he even praised the president days before the election. again, now, i disagree with governor christie on the issues. and governor, if you're ever serious about dieting, i know a guy that you can get some advice from. call me. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton, "hardball" starts right now. >>> running for cover. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this crying and gnashing of republican teeth. it started with karl rove wailing in the gop wilderness screaming for an end to crazy candidates. no more rape candidates, he said. in fact, he cried that out. no more akins or mourdocks and the rest. all that did was to awaken the sleeping dogs. joe walsh is out there today with a new political action committee. steve king and paul broun are howling in fury that big shots like karl rove are saying who should be the republican nominees and who shouldn't. today it was eric cantor's turn. the
is getting as wide as the grand canyon. watch how they do it. president obama wants to keep the government going. pretty simple, huh? republicans threaten to stop it. it's relentless, the fiscal abyss, the debt ceiling. different words, different deadlines all detonate the same explosion. they threaten to crash the government if they don't like the way it's doing something. if they don't like who the american people have elected as republican. isn't what the republicans did in the old days? if they didn't like a government somewhere, guatemala, iran, chile, they just brought it down. guess what? republicans are now using the same tactic here at home. if they don't like who we have elected as president, they find some way to undermine the president. whatever it takes to destroy it. we are using in this country the same old cold war cia tactics to destabilize our own country. look at the impact this constant threats to shut down the government have been having on public confidence. it's all in the ratings. it's undermining it, making people forever nervous about the basic ability of america
the armageddon scare tactics coming out of team obama, we took a closer look at the cbo numbers and this big bad budget cut is not -- is just $44 billion. it is not the $85 billion that has been advertised. and you know what, $44 billion compared to our overall budget spending and our gdp is nothing. but many of the mainstream news media are echoing white house scare tactics and one question is whether the gop can take the pressure. there's eight days before the sequester kicks in. can republicans take the pressure? and finally, let's not forget the other big money stories right now, stocks suffer their first day of the year on fears maybe the fed may stop all that money printing. but i think that too is much ado about nothing. help is on the way, the "kudlow report" begins right now. >>> first up this evening, president obama continuing to resort to sequester scare tactics, lobbying against those automatic spending cuts that were really his own brain child. take a listen to what he said about the cuts on the day he signed the budget control act back in august 2011. >> this compromise guarantees
lady michelle obama was on hand via satellite from the diplomatic room at the white house to give the presentation. white house photographer pete souza tweeted thought photo and the first lady is giving the honor. she sent a statement that in part read she's a movie lover and was honored to celebrate the artists who inspire us and our children. the first lady will join her husband and vice president and dr. jill biden in speaking today to the national governor's association in the state dining room. mrs. obama is going to ask that the governors work with her to help make it easier for returning veterans to transfer into civilian life. she wants states to pass laws or enact proposals that will help them get professional credentials or licenses without having to relearn or go through the motions of relearning the skill sets they already know. and that way they will be licensed for credentialed for civilian life. president obama discussed the collection of bipartisan governors from across the country last night. he asked for smart, common sense solutions to the challenges ahead in cr
for michelle obama. and we'll get reaction from dana perino and stuart varney. first the big story this hour is the countdown to the sequester. because in two short days at the stroke of midnight march 1st, 85 billion in spending cuts will be triggered and even with the clock ticking closer and choser to the deadline. our commander-in-chief, president himself. did not try to hammer out a bipartisan solution to the mess he put the country in. instead of focusing on fixing the problem he decided to take his sequester scare tactics to the commonwealth of virginia and as usual his teleprompter was loaded with some of the name irresponsible rhetoric we're accustomed to. and the choice of words was so ridiculously similar to what we heard exactly a week ago we could not resist on the program to put together a "hannity" highlight reel of president panic in action. do not adjust your screen. this is not deja vu you're seeing, not seeing double. sadly, this is the quote, leadership in the the age of obama. >> in a few days congress might allow a series of immediate, painful, arbitrary budget cuts to
burns, i am happy to report that president barack obama successfully completed his 116th round of golf since taking the oath for office and accomplished that that earlier today vacationing in florida on your dime and do so as we speak, more than 12 million americans are looking for work. there are 47 million families dependent on stood stamps, the national debt is a staggering 16 1/2 trillion dollars, 6 of which president obama tacked on by his lonesome. while he's busy working on his golf game, the march sequestration deadline is closer and closer 1.2 trillion in cuts will penalize our pentagon. and the round of golf played one day after our commander-in-chief found time in his busy schedule to hit the links with none other than serial philanderer tiger woods. and the first lady is taking advantage of the tax dollars, on a ski trip in colorado. as far as the outing with president obama and the world famous golfer don't expect to see any video, the white house prohibited from covering the anointed one's activities this weekend. the following statement released by ed henry from the whit
that said barack obama or you gave people the option of clicking online on something that said mitt romney, more people would click on the thing that said barack obama. consistently. by a lot. in a controversial article last summer right in the heat of the campaign, an article that acknowledged what everybody else in the media already knew was true, but had not admitted outloud, the website buzz of feed finally put a headline on it and put it up in black and white. mitt romney is terrible for traffic. they mean web traffic. they did what essentially amounted to a control experiment in terms of people's interest online in the two candidates. look. 29 photos of baby barack obama versus 30 photos of mitt romney as a child. essentially, you're offering the same thing. reliably adorable childhood images of people you know now as full grown men. it's the same comparison, apples to apples. the photos of baby obama got just under 70,000 views. the photos of baby romney just over 6,000 views. that is worse than 10 to 1. okay, maybe it's a baby thing. how about if we age them a little. barack obama,
the planet so in obama's mind it's not a big deal. the more our economy fails, the better for our shrinking country in terms of the carbon footprint. >> i was a little lost with the tortoise and termites. >> i love animals. >> but you make a point. that's what the left argues, they say spend money, is no matter what, as long as you spend it. >> bob, as long as we're spending it on an alien invasion, it would be economically stimulative. >> i'm having a problem with the tortoise and termites. >> tortoise eats the termites. a shrinking economy solves global warming. >> we'll take that to the bank. >> that's a theory. >> all over the place. >> all right. i read it on the web. >> the budget deficit will be below a trillion dollars. this year. a trillion two last year, down to $835 billion. it also calls for unemployment to fall to 5% in the years 14 to 18. so i'm not sure it is the normal you're talking about. and there is economic growth in a lot of sectors and keep in mind, the last three years millions of jobs have been created. >> oh my gosh. first of all, blame george w. bush if you want b
. stuart: tell me the truth. do you think that president obama really values growth for our economy or redistribution of the wealth? >> i think he's far more in the camp of redistribution than growth. and his central campaign theme he made clear was redistributing wealth and he's done it, kept his promise. >> let me read this for you. the congressman henry waxman demands more executive orders from the president. in a letter to the white house, waxman wants the president to issue new regulations on everything from power plants to oil refineries and even household appliances. henry waxman, a member of congress, he wants the president to go around congress with his voice. >> we have the separation of powers in this country. something that's hugely important. with a waxman is recommending and i recognize just waxman represents to me a liberal, too. and i'm against conservative or moderate as liberal. but the idea of president going around congress to get things done, especially when he gets up in his state of the union and says that the sequester is not his work, but the work of congres
. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the obama administration buckled today in the battle with some religion non-profit organizations over the requirement they offer birth control coverage in their health insurance packages. while today's shift is significant, it also leaves out a big group that is also suing the government. chief washington correspondent james rosen tells us what triggered the change. >> under the new rules proposed by health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius non-profit religious employers will be able to opt out of the obamacare mandate of female contraceptive in the healthcare plan. instead insurers will be required to provide coverage, including standard birth control and items like the morning after pill. the white house says the modifications meet president obama's overarching goals. >> we had to ensure the women have access to preventative services like contraception. the policy also respects religious beliefs. >> catholic league bill donahue held the announcement as a sign of good will toward the catholic community. becau
. despite the blunder he is leaving with obama's support and his pride intact. he said, came with streams and leaving with a set of accomplishments that we should all be proud of. not all of his dreams came true. back in 2008 he famously said we as a nation needed to boost gas prices to levels -- levels seen in europe. although he eventually walked back those comments, i say his departure could not come soon enough. $8 a gallon. that's my "2 cents more." that's it for tonight on "the willis report." thank you for joining as. do not forget to record airshow if you cannot catch us live. have a great weekend and a great night. ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. the dow jones industrials tonight above 14,000 for the first time since october of 2007. it just 155 points from its all-time high. the s&p regaining the 1500 level, the labor department today reporting 157,000 jobs were created last month, almost 170,000 people, however, dropped out of the workforce, despite all of that. the national unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage. it now stands at 7.9. eight and a half million peopl
. >> more executive order in the obama's second term and how will israel react to the president's trip there next month. the governor is there in israel to find out. ♪ welcome to huckabee. we are coming to you from tiberuous in israel and my thanks tower israeli crew and all of the folks back in new york to make this happen. >> i love track of how many times i have been to israel. it is over 20. i know why i keep coming back. i know how i felt here 40 years ago this summer when i was all of 18. israelites went 40 years in the wilderness under moses. but the past 40 years have not been in the wilderness for the people of the tiny real estate about the saz of jers jirs. i witnessed the dry bones coming to life and watched the desert boom with lush vegetation and trees and marvel to see the nation move from a struggling economy and barely able to equip its soldiers with uniforms and weapons and a center of world class medical care and elicational excellence and free speech and election. with the exception of jordan dictators and mad dogs and malicious mahem surround the country and isra
. four years ago at this time when president obama was just starting his first term, news networks, including this one, made a somewhat unusual decision to show live on tv the arrival of one of the new cabinet secretaries at the department that she had just been appointed to lead. to broadcast live essentially a cabinet secretary's first day on the job. the reception that that cabinet secretary got that day was raucous. [ applause ] [ cheering ] a cabinet secretary starting work, right? it's not your typical multiple network life news event. but hillary clinton was never just some cabinet secretary, right? well, today, four years later at the start of the second term of the obama administration it was a similar scene for hillary clinton as she said goodbye to the same state department employees from almost the same spot where they welcomed her four years ago. >> now it's my great honor to introduce one last time the 67th secretary of state of the united states of america, hillary rodham clinton. [ cheering and applause ] >> oh. >> secretary clinton still greeted like a rock star to
was cantor, who fought the president on the debt ceiling. he called the obama administration the imperial presidency. he stepped out today to show there are no rough edges in this republican party. let's listen to cantor today. >> we'll advance proposals aimed at producing results in areas like education, health care, innovation, and job growth. our solutions will be based on the conservative principles of self-reliance, faith in the individual, trust in family, and accountability in government. our goal is to ensure that every american has a fair shot to the earn success and achieve their dreams. >> what a cover-up. your party ought to be ashamed of itself. you spent months in every state legislative capital trying to keep black people and poor people from voting or young people. now you're out pretending that you care about opportunity in america. it's an absurdity eric cantor -- >> the speech by eric cantor was a very good speech. >> if it wasn't given by him maybe. >> eric cantor is a good guy. he's got a family. he cares about this country. he's a patriot. he cares about making gover
, complaining about obama and tiger woods. the least popular senator is desperately attacking ashley judd. >>> and david corn, the co-author of "hubris" and co-author of the msnbc documentary tells me what was left out. >> i'm sure the administration cooked the books. >> good to have you with us, folks. thanks for watching. keep in mind when you hear the word "sequester," the sequester cuts were designed to be so bad, so terrible, that lawmakers would be forced to come up with an alternative plan. well, that didn't work. these cuts are on the verge of happening anyway. march 1 is the big date, a week from this friday. president obama responded with a real sense of urgency today. he made the strongest case yet about the damage these sequester cuts will do to the country's economy. >> these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment roles. this is not an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. >> people standing with the president today are among those who will directly impacted by congress if the
, for every 12, 2013. president obama traveled -- will travel down pennsylvania avenue tonight to the u.s. capitol building to deliver the first state of the union address of his second term at 9:00 eastern. c-span coverage begins at 8:00 tonight. we would like to hear from you this morning. how much reducing state of the union addresses matter? here are the numbers to call -- be it can also find us online. john the conversation -- -- join the conversation. the front page of "politico's website -- we will talk about lobbying later on this morning. first, let's look at the five stings it says to watch the president obama address tonight. , do you think state of the union addresses matter? that's our question for you. on facebook we have a poll where you can weigh in. the washington post says the impact of annual addresses does not intend to be long-lasting. what do you stinkpot? jim in therapy -- what do you think? jim in fairfax station. caller: no, they don't matter. it's an opportunity to look at what is said in a state of the union and move forward a year after it and assess what was
>>> let me finish tonight with this. the obama administration has found a way to offer birth control to women who want it without infringing on religious belief. it's a victory for the president and roman catholics. how do we ensure that religious organizations are not forced to pay for it? allow employees of religious institutions access to stand alone coverage for birth control from a third party. covering the costs with small offsets have to take parts or they will put their policies on sale. the key here is it gets around a pair of goals that were in don flikt. regular use of birth control is one that works. the other goal is to protect religions from doing something they believe is morally wrong. my own belief is that the solution the obama administration reached here is win/win. i say this to someone who believes in the clinton case, that abortion should be safe, legal and rare. getting birth control to women for free will keep it rare. to keep the catholic church out of that transaction keeps it closer to the goal. this is what good, smart, progressive, morally upright
," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. president obama will speak in moments at newport news ship building in virginia. he's expected to warn about coming job losses if congress doesn't do something to head off the budget plan that kicks in the end of the week, the one that he agreed to, one that the republicans agreed to. both sides were in on it and now, they're like, oh, how did we get here? back in washington republicans are pointing out the president could have saved money by staying at home instead of going on the road to bring the message. the cost for air force one to fly to and from virginia is 180,000 an hour and you thought your air fare was expensive and you have to add in additional costs that include backup aircraft and food and incidentals when the president travels and nothing new. and as of all of that, the travel, 120 miles from andrews air force base to newport news, virginia and the g.o.p. is making a point, saying the distance from the white house to capitol hill is just 2.8 miles and he could use a walking stick. chris stirewalt host of power play on foxnews.com live. it's cheape
and a half million people have dropped out of the work force since president obama took office. the developments overseas tonight. a suicide bomber attack. the u.s. embassy in turkey. killing one, injuring three others. the white house calling it an act of terrorism, the eighth attack on a u.s. embassy since hillary clinton was named secretary of state. coming on this, her less than the job. president obama to they retreated on the obamacare contraception mandate. the department of health and human services announcing that religiously affiliated organizations can opt out of the controversy and mandate, although the rule change applies only to religious nonprofits, prompting private sector entities with religious ties to say, not good enough, mr. president. and some racy super bowl ads starring super model and sports illustrated swimsuit get up. groups calling for higher standards for super bowl ads and their sponsors. we begin tonight with the unemployment rate at 7.9%. the white house looking to a brighter numbers, however, today including upper revisions in jobs created in bo
snow and extreme winds moving into the midwest after blasting the texas panhandle. president obama set to meet with republican senators tomorrow -- the topic the budget cuts -- immigration. >> and on this day 1949, reopen ert mitchum walked off a prison farm after serving for possession of marijuana. he was one of the biggest actors in hollywood and known for his rolls but in september of 1949 he was at a party in the laurel canyon in los angeles and cops busted in just he is was smoking a joint. they hauled him away. the actor said the arrest would end his career as well as his marriage. a judge sentenced him to 60 days in jail and probation. it did little to hurt his reputation but he was no longer wearing stripes 46 years today. now you know the news february 25th. i'm shepard smith. we're back tomorrow and then the fox report tomorrow night right before mr. bill. >> o'reilly factor is on. tonight. >> and the oscar goes to.... >> argo. >> why was first lady chosen to announce the best picture of the year award? did laura bush have that opportunity? did barbara bush? did nancy reagan
to succeed on a grand scale. there is no question the president obama and the democratic party want to take things away from successful americans. is that not an attractive proposition to most people as the polls say. but the right has not been able to articulate the danger of the nanny state and socialistic philosophy. there is always people that see themselves as victims and want to be paid for their perceived suffering. we have always had that. now those people are in a comfort zone because share victimization is not being challenged. it's being encouraged by the obama administration. once the nanny state victimization mentality begins to get hammered in an effective way, it will quickly fall apart as fair-minded hard working americans reject it. therefore, the left has not won in america, not yet. that is a memo. the top story, reaction joining us from denver, mary and las vegas, juan williams, both fox news analyst. the left in america, juan, is victorious, is it about to win? where is it? >> no, the fact is if you look at governor's mansions around the country, more republicans there,
this is not the consolatory obama that came in january 2011 with that need that he knew he was chasing. that he was going to have to work together with the republicans. a somewhat toned down barack obama from the 2012 state of the union trying to talk to the voters, set the tone for the campaign. he wanted to deliver this. hey, guys, we have to do some of these votes. i wonder, they have a lot of what i would call very well pull tests. the issue that they hit on on education and the economy in particular, things like universal prepaid, raising the minimum wage, these are tangible items that average, middle-class families listening to this , speech. i have a feeling that could resonate very well. they accomplish what they wanted to do, which is talk about the economy in simpler terms over the head of washington. >> chuck todd, thank you for joining us. >> all right. >> joining us from san antonio, texas, the mayor of san antonio. mayor castro, thank you for joining us. >> let me ask you about the word comprehensive. we have all been if through watching the attempt by the government to reform immigration
. >> president obama loves to demonize oil companies, and he said in last state of union address we could save billions by getting rid of tax loopholes, yet he is the guy in power, he said he agrees with republicans in congress about lower the corporate tax rate, why have we not seen any act, i hang on is full of words. >> i have something to add, president had i think at least three commissions, we talked about this many times, that have all recommended same thing, get rid of junk in tax code, lower rate on, side, much more effective. paul volcker who headed president obama a tax commission said that is costing america jobs, president obama keeps saying jobs is job number one. why are we not doing this. neil: i think, you know, i think that restaurants, i don't know why i'm fixated on food. but if someone else pays bill you don't care, when i go out, let's say, you try the me, steve, even though i know you are cheap and you wouldn't do, that i would order two appetizers and the expensive bottle of wine. >> that is why do i not ask you out for dinner. neil: and i think that americas are -- ame
's use of torture and for those controversial leaks reportedly from the obama white house. in his questionnaire for the senate committee, brennan admits he was interviewed about, quote, possible unauthorized disclosures of information to reporters about cyberattacks against iran and possible unauthorized disclosures of information to reporters about a foiled bomb plot tied to al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. let's bring in the political panel, chris anders, senior legislative counsel and michael isikoff. michael, a lot happened certainly since you broke that news of what was in this memo including this move by the white house. what do we make of at least what we're seeing right before bren anna nicole's confirmation hearing in regards to the white house's latest move here? >> well, first of all, it was an important step that the white house took because until last night, the official position of the administration is they couldn't even confirm or deny the existence of such a memo. in fact, they said that it's in and of itself was a classified matter so by putting out the stateme
we had he' get to this point? >> first, it was the white house. it was obama and neighbors went to the democratic leader and harry reid and said this is the solution. >> sean: there you have it the plan that the president is calling not smart, not fair, was actually his solution to quote, saving the economy. again, that's not what we heard today at the white house, what we heard was our commander campaigner in chief reverting back into election mode and bla and using pathetic scare tactics to smear the opposition. sound familiar? you've heard the fear mongering, what i'm about to play is only described as obama's mayen apocalypse, have you questioning whether or not the sun will rise next friday if in fact the sequester takes hold. here is more of the fear mongering and we hanitized this comment a little bit. >> now, congress allows this meat cleaver approach to take place, it will jeopardize our military readiness. >> what kind of training, son. >> training sir. >> it will eviscerate job training investments and training. >> i'm registered for this class. >> what class. >> this
have appeared in an oscar. was this a hit? >> i loved michelle obama, and i thought this was really a horrible idea. it just felt wrong. it felt like another universe entering in there. i mean oscar -- movies are pretend. this was like -- i don't know. all the formality and the guards behind her. and it seemed creepy to me. and pairing her with jack nicholson? >> that was interesting. definitely gave him some cover. but quickly, would it have worked better obviously if she had been there? would it have worked if she was there? >> i don't think she should have been there. she doesn't belong there. hollywood has its own royalty. it has its own first ladies and first men. that's what the evening is about. oh, daniel day lewis, a god, a god. absolutely a god. and he was slightful. he was funnier than seth macfarlane. >> david edelstein, great to have you with us. >> see you next year. >> yes, you will. that's "the ed show." i'm ed schultz. "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. >> good evening. the only thing that is going to top yours and david edelstein's take at the oscars last n
along with john tobacco and steve murphy. welcome, everybody. president obama expected to tout the health care law in his state of the union on tuesday, but john, you say this law isn't doing anything, but making america sicker? >> yeah, brenda. i mean, after years, literally the last three years, barack obama's been telling americans, you won't lose your doctor, if you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance, now post-election, surprise! 7 million americans, the numbers are going higher. the cbo reports the dollars continue to go higher and really what it comes down to, we cannot afford this. small businesses can't afford to keep medicating their people and keeping them insured and at the end of the day this is just another sign of big government coming in with big plans that us, the taxpayers, just can't afford. >> well, steve, does it matter that we're losing employer-based health care plans, if more people are actually getting covered? >> yes, exactly. this plan is going to cover just about everybody. it makes me difference whether they get their heal
allegations on cyberattacks coming not only from china but the chinese military. how the obama administration plans to strike back. >>> plus, joe biden's assault weapon alternative. president obama golfing with tiger woods. and a sea otter that's got game. "early today" starts now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for wednesday, february 20th, 2013. >>> good morning, i'm mara schiavocampo. cadaver dogs are being sent into kansas city to search for possible victims this morning after a blast leveled a section of the city's shopping district. local officials say a gas explosion around 6:00 p.m. caused a massive fire at the popular jj's restaurant. witnesses say the blast came out of nowhere. as of yet no confirmed fatalities. officials express concern to find those who are missing. >> a guy came in, and said we're supposed to evacuate. next thing i knew, boom, everything just exploded. the scariest thing i've ever witnessed, ever been through in my life. >> it was just next to it. people evacuating the apartment building over here. people with their animals, getting them out of the apartment
in tomorrow. >>> ladies, listen up. it may soon be time to register for a military draft. the obama decision to allow people into combat open the doors for females to be called into duty. we didn't have a draft and no plans for one any time soon. but men ages 18 to 24 are required to register for selective services. and legal experts say women may soon have to sign up as well. >> one of the world's most popular furniture makers has been las sews into europe's scandal. investigators in the check republic found traces of horse meat in ikea's frozen meat balls. they have been pulled off the shelves in europe. company officials say there's no cause for concern here in the u.s. but horse meat has been found in products labeled as beef in at least four countries. >>> after the break, how those automatic spending cuts could impact maryland, virginia, and d.c. >>> we are now just four days away until those $85 billion in automatic spending cuts kick in. the white house released a breakdown on how they say each side will be affected. joining us now is david jackson. he's live in northwest. david, th
. >> the obama administration announcing big changes for the birth control coverage for employees of some religious organizations. >> we need to provide preventative services, access to preventative services for all women and that includes contraception and we also needed to respect religious beliefs. >> it would appear to be a dramatic post election reversal by the obama administration on an issue that marked a flash point in the early electoral cycle last year which by most accounts helped the campaign galvanize voters. >> january of 2009. 8.5 million americans have left the labor force. this administration is shrinking the private sector. >> when you look at that number it as pretty low number when you consider $4 trillion. >> oh, yeah. >> the economy to try to get the jobs market going. also when you think about the fact that the jobs council after having a few meetings they decided they didn't need that any more. >> he didn't use them anyway. >> a lot of breaking news this morning on a friday. another u.s. embassy s under attack. this time in turkey. record reports of a homicide bomb
, austerity has been hurting obama's economy, for the last four years. government spending has gone down in ten of the last 12 quarters. under ronald reagan and george w. bush you will find this part of economic growth and spending is pretty much all growing under the two republicans. you can see it under the graph. under reagan, it added in his first term a bit more than 6/10th of a percentage point, under bush, about half a point. under obama, it has been negative. if obama is a socialist he is terrible at it. here is the interesting thing, if the economy is shrinking because the economy is shrink, we now added new jobs, almost 200,000 jobs in december. and we added more than 150,000 jobs in january. what is amazing about this, this period was fiscal cliff element, it was what everybody was saying the economy really needed was deficit reduction. and this is a period in which we didn't come to a big deficit reduction deal. what we did is raise taxes. it cut the deficit a bit, but not a big deal. what happened to the markets? somehow we kept adding jobs and the stock market did really we
of expectations that we were going to get more transparency, particularly because president obama had just the night before said senators could -- senators from the intelligence committees could read the classified office memo, it did not lead to any greater sunlight about the program itself. first of all, that memo remains classified. the senators were allowed to go in, not their staffs, and by virtue of the fact that it remains classified, they couldn't even ask brennan any questions about what it is they read. and brennan himself was actually, in many respects, less forthcoming about the drone and targeted killing program than he has been in the past. he didn't even use the word drone, something that he had in a speech last year. so while he defended the program in general terms, said it was a last resort, said that we are actually trying to prevent, save lives, not punish people for past actions, revealed very little about the process by which people are selected for targeted killings, what the review process is, what the checks are, and those are are the questions at the core of this
the show from president obama at the national prayer breakfast in washington. blasting the president's agenda, right in front of him. it's caught a lot of people's attention. ladies and gentlemen, dr. benjamin carson. >> the p.c. police are out in force at all times. we have reached a point where people are afraid to actually talk about what they want to say. our deficit is a big problem. what about our taxation system? when i pick up my bible, you know what i see? i see the fairest individual in the universe, god, he's given us this system. hoosr it's called time. >> he didn't stop there. carson is the head of neurosurgery at johns hopkins. listen to obamacare. >> here's my solution. when a person is born, give them a birth certificate, an electronic medical record and a health savings account, to which money can be contributed pre-tax from the time you are born to the time you die. when you die, you can pass it on to your family members so that when you are 85 years old, you got 6 diseases, you are not trying to spend up everything, you are happy to pass it on and nobody's talking
where they win. the news is not all good for the obama side either. the president's job approval rating is down a bit to 50%. when we asked about the direction of the country, more said we are heading in the wrong direction. in an attempt to reverse that, obama is bringing congressional leaders to talk sequester. 85 billion in cuts kicks in, sparking the question why wait until friday. one republican calls it a be rated farce saying they should ought to pretend to try. they said they are holding off until after the senate votes and like every other plan. today the president thanked the leaders for agreeing to talk on friday to sort it out. i have been trying to come up on deadline 27 and the fiscal impact. it doesn't seem to be as much urgency, but i wonder if that's not so much an accident. the understanding here this is a play where the sequester will happen and it's a deadline where it takes a while for them to be phased in. you have the continuing resolution that funds the government. the calculation by the white house is it's going to take that time and the continuing resolution to
. >> with president obama and the aide on defense whether they exaggerated impact on education and other issues -- >> i am not personally in contact with individual school districts. >> the president went before business leaders last night. >> we heard from a number of experts and economists that this is not a cliff. but it's a tumble downward. >> appeared to ratchet down expectations of disaster. >> it's conceivable in the first week, two weeks, first three weeks, the first month a lot of people may not notice the full impact of the sequester. >> this will be a rolling impact, effect that will build and build and build. >> that building continued with attorney general eric holder telling abc news sequester will disrupt law enforcement mission and endanger u.s. security. as the government accountability office revealed scathing report from fiscal year 2007 through 20121, the justice department wasted $11 $11.4 million flying department executives around the country on non-mission using the gulf stream jets. they had other dire warnings from the cabinet. >> i don't think we can maintain the same
secretary. congratulations, harry reid, you built this. barack obama killed osama bin laden so republicans are killing the post office. thom hartmann joins us on that. republicans are still fighting each other. it is like a civil war with the south fighting the south. and eliot spitzer is with us tonight which is historic because you know conan's not going on jay. today is the birthday of carl bernstein, florence henderson is 79. also the birthday of keller and somewhere, somehow jimmy hoffa is celebrating his 100th birthday. we celebrate valentine's day to publicly demonstrate your affection with crap. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening, i'm john fuglesang. coming up, another state moves a big step closer to approving american equality and another conservative moves a big step closer to having a heart attack over it. bp pays billions in fines for the gulf oil spill then gets billions more in government contracts. lindsey graham announce he will continue to block lady gaga's tour until she provides more answers about benefit -- benghazi. >>> starting with the senate and majority le
headed president obama a tax commission said that is costing ameca jobs, president obama keeps saying jobs is job number one. why are we not doing this. neil: i think, you know, i think that restaurants, i don't know why i'm fixated on food. but if someone else pays bill you don't care, when i go out, let's say, you try the me, steve, even though i know you are cheap and you wouldn't do, that i would order two appetizers and the expensive bottle o wine. >> that is why do i not ask you out for dinner. neil: and i think that americas are -- americans are the same way, if someone else is footing the bill who are you to look at price of the bill. where if you have skin in the game, you are all paying than you are more cog my sent not only -- co coggie -- was not ony service but the tip at the end. >> it reminds me of atlas shrugs, everyone had to have a man in washington in that story, in a economy where big business have to depend on their man in washington, what does that do to the little guy, there is a antigrowth, anticoffnes anticom. neil: let me say it would not kill us to at least
debate when i went ballistic over obama's weak performance. quote, on saturday i attended a meeting of over 500 sisters. as usual, during break time, many sisters i didn't know told me how much they appreciated "hardball." all the talk then was about the president's debate and my shall we say dramatic reaction to that presidential performance. well, quote, your viewers love your enthusiasm. so whatever show parodied your presentation missed the positive message. aunt agnes was there talking about how "saturday night live" had lampooned me afterwards. here she is again. as usual, you were a good sport about it. and god bless you for your concern for the poor, the weak, and the elderly. well, that's my aunt agnes, who has gone to heaven. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. well, once again, it's our friends the republicans. they are one step closer to destroying an american institution. tonight i'm going to tell you the real story behind the post office and how we can save it. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> mail delivery will occur mo
and only follows obama, that's plate book, right? that could run against someone who is not a left leaning hollywood liberal. again, no offense. >> and this word hollywood with ashley judd is not going to hurt her. that's why they know her name. >> they know that, they're going to hear her out. there's no doubt she has repellant around her that helps deal a blow to the main thing here. the o'connell camp says we're not worried about this at all. not on the numbers but the fact that major republican players here are running ads just shows how worried they already are. >> there's no incumbent in the world who isn't worried when they're at 47 and they are panicked when there's an unannounced challenger at 43. >> yeah. the other part for karl rove is is it good for him to have people like news the media talking about anything but his competence. the competence problem, the wasted money you showed, the low record of victories they >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. well, once again, it's our friends the republicans. they are one step closer to destroying an
not been released. >>> president obama is expected to push for stricter laws on guns. fearful of looming gun control measures thousands today packed a gun show. joins us live to tell us some of the trends at this event. ali. >> organizers say attendance was doubled what it was last year with 4000 people coming through the front entrance and it was items like this, all types of ammunition. >> would you like to sign up for the nra. >> told us they signed up about 200 new members this weekend as people walked into the code of the west gun show. they attribute to the debate on gun control. >> the obama administration and they are pushing for gun laws and then the california state legislature has a massive amount of gun laws. >> tom coal today said an outright ban on assault weapons isn't likely to pass the senate. >> i don't think they are. >> but some gun owners worry about changes at the state level. last week california democrats unveiled gun control bills. gun owners say that idea is driving up prices. >> 500 rounds, right? >> and how much did this cost you? >> $500. >> is that more expe
. at devry.edu. ♪ >>> president obama's cabinet is starting to look like the white house version of the lonely heart's club. it's thursday, february 14th, valentine's day, and this is "now." >>> joining me today author and radio host of the nationally syndicated studio 360, curt anderson, msnbc contributor and queen bee of the grio.com joy reid, politico senior political reporter, the intrepid maggie haberman, nicknames galore, and host of msnbc's "the cycle" steve cornacke. >> these days for republicans all roads lead to benghazi. senator lindsey graham and fellow senate republicans are blocking a confirmation vote on chuck hagel as secretary of defense until the white house provides more information on something that has nothing to do with chuck hagel. >> i am going to fight the idea of jamming somebody through until we get answers about what the president did personally when it came to the benghazi debacle. >> just to be clear, according to senator lindsey graham, a 38-day confirmation process is the ekwifl ens of jamming somebody through. hagel's confirmation was approved by
being in the tank for barak obama? carl cameron and james rosen are covering for us. dennis miller on accusations that some of the pictures in the sports illustrated swimsuit edition are racist. >> these people are freaking crazy! >> bill: also tonight, i'll announce what my next book will be. you will be surprised. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. >> bill: hi. i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. what is america's biggest problem, part 2. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. as we told you last night, america's changing rapidly and many of those changes are harmful to the well-being of the nation. the fault lies with us because we the people elect politicians who are massively screwing up the country. last night, 50 years ago, the usa was a far different place. our primary values were self-rearer liians, hard work and honesty. that's what we respected. no longer. big problem is the court system. two-week ago, the new jersey supreme court ruled 5-0 that a woman who ingested crack cocaine two days pr
this hour. president obama continues to warn the nation about upcoming spending cuts that could go into effect march 1st. in his weekly address to the nation he blamed republicans for the crisis. >> these cuts don't have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little compromise. unfortunately, it appears that republicans in congress have decided that instead of compromising, instead of asking anything of the wealthiest americans, they'd rather let these cuts fall squarely on the middle class. >> republican senator john hoven of north dakota delivered the weekly address and said congress has done its part. >> house republicans have already passed two bills to replace the president's sequester. so the question is why won't he work with with us? and the answer, quite simply, is because he wants higher taxes. >> republican governors meeting today in washington are asking the federal government to solve the spending crisis and not to add to the burden on the states. >> don't pass the balancing the federal budget on the backs of state governments because we're still re
to get the progressive agenda up and running in 2012. and hold it right there, president obama, these are your people. these are your minority workers out there, veterans. you know the post office hires more veterans than any other employer in the country? i thought we supported our veterans. it's also unnecessary. this is an unnecessary move. and i don't see the collective outrage that i'd like to see on this, particularly from democrats. this affects workers. this affects rural and elderly americans. this is politically motivated. and it is morally wrong. it is unnecessary. we don't need to do this. now, i want darrell issa to come on this program and tell me that he thinks every business model in this country because of health care and pensions should be funded 75 years in advance in a ten-year window. you won't find one republican in the house to stand up and say that this is the business model that we've got to have for america. they're a bunch of liars and cheats is what they are, and they're screwing the american worker here. this is the destruction of the middle class i
-old in the country. today, obama is visiting a prekindergarten classroom at an early childhood learning center and then he's speaking at a community recreation center in georgia. later this afternoon the president has another google fireside plus hangout. it is a modern day spin-off of roosevelt's fireside chat. the president will talk more about his state of the union address and you can join him at the white house.gov the white house's youtube page. >> the proposed increase would take place over the next two years and would take the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour up to $9. speaker boehner is saying that would cause more problem for the nation's unemployment and the reason why people have minimum wage jobs is because they come into the labor force with no skills. someone working a full time minimum wage job is only making $15,000 a year. that's barely above the poverty line and that's before paying taxes, before paying into medicare and social security. white house officials say raising the minimum wage would have no negative effect on the nation's unemployment and would give some 20 million
'll take a fair and balanced look at it coming up. also new developments today with president obama's health care law. as questions come up about a company that has been awarded a 340 million dollar loan to set up these health insurance exchanges. despite having a history of consumer and regulatory complaints, i mean, lots of complaints, now, the house oversight committee started asking questions about the company and how exactly it got selected to participate in obamacare, given its checkered history. and that committee just told us within the hour, that it is now getting some responses to its inquirienquiries, we're not, but stu varney is on the fox business network and he's up to speed. so, stu, it just so happens that this company we're talking about, that's going to help, you know, we talk about the exchanges under obamacare and i refer to it like the expedia.com, you go online and say, this is how old i am, my medical history. what are my options? they say you can have this plan and this plan and under obamacare, the government is creating these supposedly nonprofit entities t
that kind e-mail. "morning joe" begins right now. >>> our president, barack obama, took day or two off to go play golf in florida. i don't care, fine, go play golf, i don't care. played with a guy named tiger woods. this is our president playing golf this weekend. what do you think? >> i thought it was funny. >> good morning, everyone. it is tuesday, february 19th. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set, we have msnbc and "time" magazine senior political analyst, mark halperin. >> hey, mark halperin, how you doing? >> national affairs editor for "new york" magazine and msnbc political analyst, john heilemann. in nashville, we have -- >> look at that! >> pulitzer prize winning historian and author, jon meach meacham. >> it's dark down there. >> it is dark. >> shall we get right to the news? >> let's do it. >> there's a piece on rattner. >> sorkin, andrew sorkin. like aenaen -- an insider newsletter. >> none of us are quoted. >> i'm so tired of being an outsider, raging against the news. >> can we do news? >> yes, we can. >> msnbc news "morning joe." >> i ghosted this, man. >> let's move in.
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